Data from the Notarial College of Brazil point to 37 thousand separations from January to June this year, an increase of 24% compared to the first half of 2020

PixabayThe search for the formalization of the union is linked to the guarantee of benefits and rights, such as pension for death and access to health plans

As stable unions grew 14% in Brazil, from January to August this year, compared to the same period last year. The search for formalization is linked to the guarantee of benefits and rights in an environment of pandemic and thousands of families affected by Covid-19. The director of Colégio Notarial do Brasil, Andrey Guimarães Duarte, recalls that the common-law marriage is one of the main instruments of proof of pension rights of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS). “Health plans require proof of common-law marriage by public deed before you can name the person as your dependent. The INSS also requires that the person can receive a pension or other earnings, also pensioners, situations sometimes related to death”, explains Duarte.

If stable unions grow in Brazil, parallel to divorces also advance. The country set a new record in the first half of 2021. According to the Colégio Notarial do Brasil, from January to June 2021, there were 37,000 divorces, an increase of 24% compared to the first half of last year. A growing market, which led entrepreneurs Calila Matos and Luís Carlos Tardelli to focus on serving this audience on a digital platform, “Idivorciei”, which brings together 50 specialists focused on emotional health, financial advice, legal solutions, well-being , professional career and leisure.

“We’re talking about the greatest generation of divorced children in history. If we don’t take care of that, we will have a generation that is extremely traumatized by the breakup of the parents’ marriage. So, our goal is to take care of these people with these professionals. We manage to carry out a cycle of opportunities to welcome these people, this is our goal”, he says. According to IBGE, divorces grew 75% in the last five years in Brazil. In 2020, the year the pandemic began, in July, there were 7,400 divorces, a 260% increase compared to the average of previous months.

*With information from reporter Marcelo Mattos

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